Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Exporting Democracy: What Democracies Can and Cannot Do

April 20-21, 2007

April 20, Friday

9:30- 9:35      Welcome
Zoltan Barany and Robert G. Moser
Department of Government, University of Texas

9:35- 9:50       Introduction: Promoting Democracy
Marc F. Plattner
National Endowment for Democracy

10:00-10:45    The Morality of Exporting Democracy: An Historical-Philosophical Perspective
Thomas Pangle
Department of Government, University of Texas

11:00-11:45     Democratization, Conflict, and Trade
Edward Mansfield
Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

2:00- 2:45        Resolving Deep Communal Divisions: Can Democracy Help?
Daniel Chirot
Department of Government, University of Texas and Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

3:00-3:45         Democracy, Civil Society, and the Problem of Tolerance
Adam Seligman
Department of Religion, Boston University

4:00-4:45         Does It Matter How a Constitution Is Created?
John Carey
Department of Government, Dartmouth College

April 21, Saturday

9:00- 9:45         Electoral Engineering in New Democracies:  Can Preferred Electoral Outcomes Be Engineered?
Robert G. Moser

10:00-10:45      Building Democratic Armies
Zoltan Barany

11:00-11:45       Exporting Democracy: Does It Work?
Mitchell Seligson
Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

1:00- 1:30         Conclusion and Final Remarks
Nancy Bermeo
Department of Politics, Princeton University
Zoltan Barany and Robert G. Moser
Department of Government, University of Texas

The College of Liberal Arts
The Office of the Vice President and Dean for Graduate Studies
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The Teresa Llozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
The South Asia Insitute

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